| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:25 PM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Wednesday that Russia has withdrawn the bulk of its forces from Ukrainian territory. A shaky cease-fire appears to be holding.
You might think, given Europe's extreme reluctance to anger its Russian trading...
| Sep 12, 2014
On Monday, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will release its 2014 Survey of American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy. Ivo Daalder, president of the council, served as U.S. ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. Daalder met Thursday with the...
| Apr 18, 2014
A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson.
The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Climate change threatens not only to undermine how much food can be grown but also the quality of that food as altered weather patterns lead to a less desirable harvest, according to a new study.
Crops grown by many of the nation's farmers have a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:58 AM
An influential Chicago organization is aiming to launch a major international summit next year focusing on how cities can thrive and grow in an increasingly globalized economy.
Like the NATO Summit in 2012, the global cities gathering would seek to bring...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Red lines haven't been kind to President Obama. When he warned Syria's Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons, Assad used them anyway. When he warned Russia against seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin went ahead and annexed the place.
But there was...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Metro Chicago saw a 10.7 percent rise in the value of goods exported last year, to $44.9 billion, inching up one slot to place No. 6 nationwide, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce report released Tuesday.
The top five metros areas: Houston, New...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity.
While the 14-county tri-state...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a key fundraiser, Chicagoan Bruce Heyman, to be the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Heyman works for Goldman Sachs as managing director of private wealth management, a post he’s held since...
| Jan 7, 2014
The war in Syria, and the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia it in part represents, again reared its ugly head in Beirut on Dec. 27 and Jan. 2.
First came the car bomb that killed moderate Lebanese politician Mohamad Chatah and six others. Many...